Charles Smith K Vintners, The Beautiful Syrah 2014, Walla Walla Valley USA

Charles Smith K Vintners, The Beautiful Syrah 2014, Walla Walla Valley USA

67.00

Charles Smith produces one of the best Syrahs. This deep black Syrah with a small percentage of Viognier delights with wonderful aromas of blackberry and liquorice, followed by strong herbal aromas. An elegant finish with fine tannins ensures the perfect taste experience.

This is how the wine is described by the winemaker; "It begins with a profound darkness, then gives way to black olive, hung meat, dark fruit and herbs. Assertive yet feminine. What else, if not beautiful?"

Very limited, produced only 1,319 cases, especially when you think of the size of the United States. 

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AWARDS AND REVIEWS

97 points, Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker-Wine Advocate: "Always one of my favorite wines, this is the first vintage completely from the Powerline Vineyard. The 2014 Syrah The Beautiful offers a sensational bouquet of camphor, black olive, pepper, damp earth and assort dark fruit. Ripe, full-bodied, unctuous, yet still seamless and elegant, it's a totally awesome red to enjoy over the coming decade or more."  And continues; "All of the K Vintners see little to no destemming, native fermentations and ageing in French oak. As I've said in the past, these wines are the real deal!"

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WINEMAKER - CHARLES SMITH

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CHARLES SMITH DEVELOPED HIS TASTE FOR WINE WHILE HE WAS TOURING EUROPE AS A MANAGER OF A ROCK BAND. WHEN HE IS BACK TO US, ON A PLEASURE TRIP VISITING SOME OF THE STATE'S TOP WINERIES, BY CHANCE, SITS NEXT TO FRENCHMAN CHRISTOPHE BARON WHO MAKES WASHINGTON'S OUTSTANDING CAYUSE SYRAHS, AT A WINE DINNER. THERE WAS A CLICK BETWEEN THEM, BARON OFFERS TO GIVE SMITH GRAPES TO GET STARTED MAKING WINE. AFTER ONLY A COUPLE OF VINTAGES, HIS SYRAHS WERE BEING RECOGNISED AND FINALLY HIS 2002 VINTAGE WAS EXCEPTIONAL! 

HIS WINES ARE NOT ONLY RECOGNISED BY THEIR ECCENTRIC LABELS, BUT ALSO BY HIGHLY PRAISED REVIEWS BY PROMINENT WINE CRITICS. SMITH WAS AWARDED THE "WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2009" AND WAS THE FIRST RECEIVING 100 POINTS RATING IN WASHINGTON.

HE HAS A PASSION ESPECIALLY FOR SYRAH AND MAKES GREAT WINES FOR EVERY OCCASION, EVERY DAY AND EVERY MOMENT.